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Comment: sound idea? (Score 1) 273

by beefoot (#49550297) Attached to: Tesla To Announce Battery-Based Energy Storage For Homes
I think the idea sound but it might be too expensive and not cost effective. Let's say that saves $50 a month in electricity bill (that is very optimistic). $13K / $50 = 260 months = 21 years. Let's say tax payers chips in to offset 50% of the cost. It is still 10 years to break even, not to mention installation cost and the battery may not last 10 years. If it is priced at $2K, that is a different story.

Comment: Re:water? (Score 1) 670

by beefoot (#49511149) Attached to: William Shatner Proposes $30 Billion Water Pipeline To California
Of course I know that Canada is a very water-rich country. The "water" might not in the form of liquid though for ease of transportation.

I don't think you got my sarcasm -- let's say the water pipe is built and the drought problem in California is gone, the "water" pipe could be converted to oil pipe without much hassle especially. That explains why the water pipe is going to cost $30B -- it needs to withstand anything we throw at it in case it leaks. Water leakage is likely not a problem, oil spill is.

Comment: hate to blow the bubbles (Score 1) 294

by beefoot (#49487103) Attached to: IT Worker's Lawsuit Accuses Tata of Discrimination
I hate to blow the bubbles, if you go to any branch office of multinationals around the world, you will find the majority of people at the top there are from the origin countries. One would argue that it is only limited to the people at the top, i am sure there is some sort of discrimination taking place but at a lower scale comparing to Tata.

Comment: Re:and people say unions are bad this is what happ (Score 3, Insightful) 294

by beefoot (#49487027) Attached to: IT Worker's Lawsuit Accuses Tata of Discrimination
> and people say unions are bad this is what happens when we don't have unions to stand up for workers rights!
Yes, we need unions to stand up for the union officials and to justify their existence. Don't believe me ... from where I'm from, union is so powerful that they could dictate the outcome of elections. That's how they justify their existence -- have pet politicians who listen to them if they want to get elected.

Comment: I hope no one believe that is true (Score 2) 119

by beefoot (#49226825) Attached to: CIA Tried To Crack Security of Apple Devices
I really hope no one believe what the article says. The government wants all of us to believe that we're safe and secured by the overreaching NSA. All USA government needs is to ask apple (or any companies) to disclose their encryption scheme. It is far cheaper and more effective than trying to hack or crack anything, don't you think?

Comment: public folders (Score 1) 175

by beefoot (#48938953) Attached to: Microsoft Launches Outlook For Android and iOS
I have used built-in and other mail clients on android. For the most part they are OK for emails. Contacts / Calendar works relatively well though I much prefer my personal contacts are totally separated from my work contacts. However, when comes to public folders, which my company makes use of, would be a god send if outlook client on android supports it.

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